According to Enterprise Community Partners, “In 2004, Enterprise created the Green Communities Criteria (the Criteria) to promote the incorporation of environmentally conscious design elements and the adoption of sustainable practices into the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing. The Criteria are organized into eight criteria categories and measures different aspects of sustainable design based on all project types (single family, low-rise multifamily) and construction types (new construction, moderate rehab, and substantial rehab).” The District of Columbia had incorporated requirements for Green Communities Criteria for affordable housing into the landmark DC Green Building Act back in 2006. Having started working with the Enterprise Green Communities system a decade prior, SDC saw a new wave of Green Communities projects arrive at its doorstep for full process management services. Year 17 brought both the certification of the Residences at The Hayes (formerly known as Deanwood Hills) in Northeast DC and the launch of the Arthur D. Capper Senior Building 1 in Southeast DC – both designed by Torti Gallas Urban. The affordable green building residential projects have kept coming ever since, allowing SDC to develop this as a significant service line – and given the increased need for affordable housing solutions these days, the end is not in sight!